Switzerland

Welcome to the Swiss railroads section of the FUNET Railway pictures archive
Cable railways (Standseilbahn, Funiculaire) and small mountain cog wheel railways

A cable railway or Seilbahn is a usually very short strectch of railroad on a steep hillside where two identical coaches are tied at opposite ends of a cable. Moving the cable moves both coaches simultaneously. This type of "Funiculaires" are fairly common in all the Alpine countries.

Since there are so many of these small, steeply climbing private mountain railroad lines, it doesn´t make sense to build separate pages for all of the companies. They are in this archive shown all on this page no matter if they are technically cable railroads or freely moving cog wheeler trains.


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niesenbahn1.jpg

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Mr. Ilkka Siissalo
Zum Weissen Segel 13
CH-4144 Arlesheim, Switzerland

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Last updated 16.6.02